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Possible Tornado, Flooding, Storms Strike Maine

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were posted in Somerset, Oxford and Franklin county as extreme weather ripped through the state last evening.

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Watch Lightning Set a Moving Truck on Fire

Here's a frightening reminder that Mother Nature can be quite vicious.

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Handout, Getty Images

Female Hurricanes vs Male Hurricanes

There has been a study showing that, historically, hurricanes that have female names have killed more people than hurricanes with male names. Looking at death rates from 1950 to 2012, of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, female named storms have averaged 45 deaths while male named storms have averaged 23.

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Handout, Getty Images

2014 Hurricane Season Names

The Atlantic or Eastern Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The Pacific or Western Hurricane season runs May 15th through November 30th. NOAA is predicting a below normal Atlantic hurricane season because of the high probability of a strong El Nino.

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Daniel Loretto, Thinkstock

Funnel Cloud In Northern Maine

Severe weather broke out in northern Maine on Memorial Day. The Caribou National Weather Service office confirmed that a funnel cloud had formed but did not touch down just a mile south of Presque Isle.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Drinkable Sun Block, Could it Really Work?

I’ll start by saying ‘don’t drink sun screen’. There is a new product is a drinkable sun screen called Harmonized H2O that says it blocks UV rays. Founder Ben Johnson claims if you drink it, with water, every 4 hours while in the sun, you will have full protection.

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Marigold_88, Thinkstock

The Farmer’s Almanac Predicts A Hot, Dry Summer!

After a seemingly endless winter, Mainers can look forward to a hotter and drier than average summer. The Farmers Almanac is calling for most of the country to be hotter than average and most of the east coast to have more rain than average, expect for New England, which is foretasted to have below average rainfall.

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Dexter Hit Hard with Flood Damage

The town of Dexter is dealing with a lot of water, raised culverts, and a gaping hole in the ground after heavy rains caused flooding overnight. One entrance to the municipal parking lot is gone and many downtown businesses are closed.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Stuck in Snowstorm in Fairfield, Maine

Waking up early and noticing you can't see out the bedroom window is NOT a good sign.

Walking down the stairs and seeing 3 inches of snow on the ground and knowing you have to clean off the car...not fun.

But getting stuck in a snowstorm...it's awful!

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DJ Perry, Thinkstock

Flooding Likely In Augusta and Gardiner

With warm weather and heavy rain in the forecast, experts are predicting flooding along the Kennebec River on Wednesday into Thursday.

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